Artists invited to submit proposals for new installation at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Artists invited to submit proposals for new installation at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Gerald R. Ford Intercontinental Airport is requesting proposals for a permanent hanging artwork set up to be displayed in the recently expanded Concourse A.

Officers reported the suspended art will be located higher than the four terrazzo flooring artwork installations, intentionally noticeable from all angles to create a feeling of circulation.

Made by Jorge Barrero of HKS Architects, the concourse mimics the working experience of arriving to and by means of West Michigan, the information launch claimed.

“We have been exceptionally thoughtful about the placement of art during our public area,” said Casey Ries, engineering and amenities director at Gerald R. Ford Global Airport. “Choosing for this set up to be suspended from the spectacular sawtooth ceiling, which was made to seize normal light-weight in the modernized concourse.”

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The enlargement of Concourse A is portion of the Elevate System in which nearly $500 million in infrastructure investments has been selected to increase the visitor working experience, whilst positioning the airport for continued growth.

Design of the growth is envisioned to take 24 months, with the initially phase scheduled to open up in spring 2023 and the undertaking anticipated to be completed by the conclude of that 12 months.

Officials explained artists intrigued in publishing proposals really should goal to enhance the style of Concourse A, highlighting the blue of Lake Michigan, the purely natural tans of the dunes to the greens of the forests and farmlands in between.

“The hanging artwork piece is crucial to accentuating our special sense of place,” Ries stated. “Welcoming all to West Michigan.”

Proposals for the new artwork installation are thanks by Jan. 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Artists interested in publishing proposals can discover additional data here. Submissions for wall art will be open at a later on date, officers stated.

Officers say thanks to the assist from the Frey Foundation they are capable to continue to make investments in the neighborhood artwork community by that includes the diverse skills of West Michigan by means of its public artwork program.

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